In the role of playing gracious host, Atlanta native Alex Hitz, author of My Beverly Hills Kitchen, is a mega-star. Use his do-ahead menu and tips for your own award-winning performance.
Southern Living knows a thing or two about southern cooking, and in their February, 2013 issue, the magazine published four of Alex’s recipes, and some of his tips on how to host an Oscar-worthy party. Click here to see Alex’s recipes for Gougères, Fried Chicken Wings, Broccoli Slaw, and his Best-Ever Brownies. Watch this video for a more in-depth look at how Alex makes his famous fried chicken, which Southern Living has named the best fried chicken recipe in the world.